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Sand and water, Clementia.
That's all it takes to cut.
Sand, water and buoyancy, Clementia.
That's all it takes to raise heavy things.
Sand, water, buoyant material and a lot of slaves.
Tie a rock to a string. Lay it out stretched flat on a table. On the side farthest from the rock, grab the string and pul straight up. The rock swings under your hand. This is what powers pendulums. Build tripods, put rocks on a travois, attach cables to top of tripod and end of travois. Stretch, and pry up end of travois while keeping tension on cable. The travois, and rock, want to swing under the tripod. You can use pulleys and all sorts of things to harness that principle. Gravity helps you.
You can also use the tripods to form cutting and drilling guides and platforms. You can then also harness gravity to create drop hammers, and even spin drills. A lot easier than swing a sledgehammer.
Those tripods and travois work over rough ground and uphill better than wheels. You can also use them to drag on railroads.
All about arresting the force of gravity and putting it to work for you.
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